This report set out to examine investor sentiment within the Arabian Gulf region, specifically intra regional investor sentiment, attitude and behaviour of high net worth individuals (HNWI) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat and Riyadh. …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, December 09 - 2012 @ 11:46
The IMF recently reviewed its growth projection for the Abu Dhabi economy in 2012 from 4.2% to 5.5%.
This could well be a positive reflection of the efforts of the Emirate to diversify into a more …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, October 21 - 2012 @ 12:42
Enquiry levels are significantly up with existing companies wishing to expand or consolidate operations and new companies looking to enter the market. It is evident that confidence is returning to the sector in the Free …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, October 03 - 2012 @ 12:00
The report shows that rental values for residential properties have stabilised to some degree, save for key popular residential developments which are experiencing some price increases due to a shortage of supply.
The overall economic picture …Read full article » Oman: Monday, October 15 - 2012 @ 13:30
The report presents a flourishing outlook in the industrial market, while the office market remains relatively fragile.
The manufacturing sector contributed OMR701m ($1.82m) to Oman’s GDP in Q1 2012 compared to a contribution of OMR603m ($1.6m) …Read full article » Oman: Tuesday, October 16 - 2012 @ 14:32
Residential sale transactions saw a natural increase in January and February particularly in the villa market, aided by the confidence given by the resurfacing of the local mortgage market.
Mortgage lenders, who continue to fight for …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, April 01 - 2012 @ 09:55
Recent investment purchases made within the first half of 2012 have involved both GCC purchasers and international entities. Recent Dubai Economic Department (DED) figures state that Dhs22bn ($5.9bn) of foreign investment has been injected into …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 02 - 2012 @ 16:47
However, they are facing limited supply, particularly in the larger, 50,000 sq ft plus range.
The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has announced ambitious plans to develop the infrastructure of the Emirates including 246 km of new …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, April 24 - 2012 @ 09:59
Companies are taking advantage of the situation and are taking on multiple villas within compounds further driving down prices. There is some price stability in popular areas such as Amwaj, Jasra, Hamala, Saar and Janabiya, …Read full article » Bahrain: Tuesday, April 10 - 2012 @ 10:30
This promises a positive outlook FOR 2012 as major developers like Aldar and Sorouh post improved profits for 2011. Sorouh ended the year Dhs383m in profit, up from Dhs16.1m in 2010. Aldar also posted significant …Read full article » United Arab Emirates: Sunday, April 22 - 2012 @ 12:35